Monday, October 17, 2005
The New August Wilson Theatre
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From the event last night. It's sideways for a little bit, then it rights itself. It's about 8 minutes long, so if you like, you can fast forward to the end and watch the sign light up - but it's really lovely if you care to watch the whole thing...
It starts with Charles Dutton speaking about August, and doing a monologue from Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, then cuts to Lillias White singing Ma Rainey's, then there's a scene from 7 guitars, and then August's oldest daughter, Sakina recites some beautiful words that August wrote before his death, then we go outside for the "lighting up."